Patrick Hughes

  • Assistant Director, National Consortium for Teaching about Asia, Asian Studies Center

Fields:

American Religious History, with an emphasis on Deism, Atheism, Agnosticism, and other Freethought movements. Deism and Enlightenment critiques of religion.

University Affiliations:

Assistant Director, National Consortium for Teaching About Asia, Asian Studies Center, University Center for International Studies

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2013

Representative Publications

“‘I am made to say what I never wrote’: Deism, Spiritualism and Ventriloquising Paine, c.1790s-1850s,” The Legacy of Thomas Paine in the Transatlantic World. Eds. Sam Edwards & Marcus Morris (Routledge, 2018).

“Irreligion Made Easy: The Reaction to Thomas Paine’s The Age of Reason.” New Directions in Thomas Paine Studies. Eds., Scott Cleary & Ivy Linton Stabell (Palgrave Macmillan 2016).

"Thomas Paine, 1737–1809." America in the World, 1776 to the Present: A Supplement to the Dictionary of American History. Ed. Edward J. Blum. Vol. 2. (Charles Scribner's Sons, 2016).